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College of the Mainland Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how College of the Mainland ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is College of the Mainland Ranked?

2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

College of the Mainland was awarded 5 badges in the 2021 rankings.

Overall Quality

COM was not ranked in College Factual's 2021 Best Overall Colleges report. This could be for a number of reasons, including lack of data.

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Is It Hard to Get Into COM?

Acceptance Rate

Returning adults and other non-traditional students may appreciate the fact that College of the Mainland has an open admissions policy. This means that you'll only have to submit basic materials, which may include proof that you completed high school or an equivalent program.

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College of the Mainland Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1, College of the Mainland is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at College of the Mainland is 99%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

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Retention and Graduation Rates at College of the Mainland

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at College of the Mainland is 65%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

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Average Overall Diversity at COM

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 4,673 undergraduates at COM with 1,116 being full-time and 3,557 being part-time.

COM Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

COM scored 48.85 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  48.85 out of 100
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How Much Does College of the Mainland Cost?

The overall average net price of COM is $3,104. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of COM, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At COM, approximately 5% of students took out student loans averaging $3,965 a year. That adds up to $15,860 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at COM is 8.0%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do COM Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from COM make about $30,500 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. Unfortunately, this is 23% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.

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Location of College of the Mainland

College of the Mainland is a public institution located in Texas City, Texas. The suburban atmosphere of Texas City makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

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Location of College of the Mainland

Contact details for COM are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1200 Amburn Road, Texas City, TX 77591-2499
Phone: 409-938-1211
Website: www.com.edu

College of the Mainland Majors

Learn more about the majors offered at College of the Mainland along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at COM

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 1,539 students took at least one online class at College of the Mainland. This is an increase from the 1,346 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 1,539 458
2016-2017 1,346 346
2015-2016 1,368 282
2014-2015 1,335 319
2013-2014 1,315 279

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

References

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